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EPCOT Forever Coming October 1, 2019 – History of EPCOT Night-time Show

It’s been a long time since I’ve written on the blog.  But I hope to change that starting today.  Last night, some big news was announced.  Illuminations will be ending its run as EPCOT’s night-time fireworks show on September 30, 2019.  EPCOT Forever will debut the very next night on October 1, 2019.  Illuminations had a long 20-year run as the night-time show in EPCOT.  Illuminations made it’s debut on October 1, 1999 as part of EPCOT’s Millennium Celebration.

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My Family’s Disney Cruise Adventure – As Told by My Daughter Part 3

Today were my family and I is at Disney’s Private Island Castaway Cay! I’m super excited to be at Castaway Cay! When you get off the ship at Castaway Cay, you will not need to show your passport because it’s a private island for Disney. My mom got up pretty early to get off the ship and get to the Cabana we got.

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My Family’s Disney Cruise Adventure – As Told by My Daughter Part 2

My family is finally in the Bahamas and my parents got up at like 7:30 because they had a spa appointment at 8:30, so I wasn’t allowed to go to the spa because it’s an adult area. I woke up at 10:10 and my parents got back around 10:20. My parents asked me what I was going to do for the day because we didn’t get off the ship on that day in the Bahamas. Continue reading My Family’s Disney Cruise Adventure – As Told by My Daughter Part 2

What To Expect in 2016

2015 was a good year for the Dad For Disney Blog.  Viewership increased even with taking the last six weeks of the year off due to the holidays, home construction, along with some other things that will remain private.  But 2015 is behind us, I look forward to 2016.  My book: Walt Disney World For Tweens and Teens should be releasing in the 1st quarter of 2016.  I will be moving into a brand new house also in the 1st quarter of 2016.  The winter where I live has been mild so the house has gone from a hole in the ground in October to a fully completed structure by Christmas Eve.

House

What can you expect from the blog in 2016.  Well, the blog will be “sponsored” by the book and my travel agent services.  Because of this sponsorship, I will not be able to directly post to most Disney Facebook groups other than my own unless it shared among those groups.  In terms of posting (starting on January 11th), I’ll be moving to a Monday, Wednesday, and Friday posting schedule.  I will post on Tuesday and/or Thursday but only if there is really, really, really big news to report.

Movie Monday: Mondays will be dedicated to the world of Disney and Pixar movies.  I’ll be taking a closer look at a different Disney movie each week and exploring what made the movie a success (or in the rare case….a failure) and where you can see stuff from the movie inside the Disney parks.

In the Parks/News Bite Wednesday:   On Wednesday, we explore the parks focusing on attractions and shows.  History of the attraction or show while looking to the future and seeing if the attraction or show has the long-term staying power to stay in the park or if it’s a flash in the pan.  News will be part of Wednesday’s posts as well with the important news from the past week at Disney and it’s impact to the park.

Food Friday: Friday’s are for fun and nothing is more fun than food.  The blog on Fridays will focus on a specific restaurant or, in some cases, one food item from a snack stand.  There will also be some posts discussing how to get around the parks on a budget and how to maintain your diet while on vacation.

That’s what to expect from the blog in 2016.  I’m looking forward to it and I hope you are too.

Thanks for reading.

 

Scarcity Principle vs. Under-served Demand – A Disney Tale

I want to take some time to talk about some business principles and how those principles can relate to operations at Walt Disney World.  Those two principles are the scarcity principle and under-served demand.  They are two topics which sound like the same thing but actually quite different.  The scarcity principle is when there is a limited supply of an item and there is high demand for that item resulting in a supply-demand mismatch.  Under-served demand is when there could be more supply added to the supply-demand curve but is not for various reasons.  How does this relate to Walt Disney World?

Last night was the first night of Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party.  My twitter account was getting reports of items that we selling out after the first day.  This is a case of under-served demand.  A classic case of scarcity principle is shown in the new Dis Dining Agent.  This “service” scoops up open reservation slots and resells them to customers of the “service.”  Disney can not add more reservation slots but they can order more merchandise.

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